The Pac 12 is one conference that has a lot of teams that produce lot of NBA prospects. Look for the Pac-12 to come into the season here to be one of the better conferences, but for some reason the West Coast teams have trouble playing consistent during the big tournament. Look for the Pac-12 to provide a lot of excitement in the season this year.
Oregon Ducks ( 24-7 Last Year )
The Ducks are a team that has some potential with Dana Altman having a good group of players coming back. However, the Ducks are going to have to figure out how to replace Payton Pritchard who left the Ducks this year.
UCLA Bruins ( 19-12 Last Year )
The Bruins could improve off of the team last season with almost everyone coming back from last year. The big difference is the Bruins are not as deep as what they were last year.
Stanford Cardinal ( 20-12 Last Year )
Tyrell Terry is gone this year after jumping to the NBA Draft. However, what the Stanford team does have is 4 out of the 5 starters coming back this year and only lost 1 of the top 6 scorers from their team last season.
Arizona State Sun Devils (20-11 Last Year )
The Sun Devils have the best and worst this year. The Sun Devils have a great chance to be really good on the perimeter, but the Sun Devils did lose the rebounding and inside presence in the game.
Arizona Wildcats ( 21-11 Last Year )
The Wildcats are bringing back only Ira Lee who has started as a letterman player and he did not get a lot of starts. The good news is Sean Miller is leading the Wildcats and he has been one coach that has successfully handled a lot of the transition of younger players into a talented group.
USC Trojans ( 22-9 Last Year )
USC had a good run last year, but now have lost a lot of the players from last years roster as 4 players left. The Trojans, though, are bringing back a good combination of big men on the inside to help dominate the interior of the game.
Utah Utes ( 16-15 Last Year )
Utah could have some problems in this season as the Utes are not good at winning on the road, but are strong at home. The Utes are bringing in a good group of freshmen as well who can contribute nicely.
Colorado Buffaloes ( 21-11 Last Year )
Colorado has one great floor general in the game with McKinley Wright IV coming to the court. The downside is the general lost his colonel as Tyler Bey left for the NBA this year.
California Golden Bears ( 14-18 Last Year )
The Golden Bears struggled last year until the end of the season. Now, the Golden Bears are one team that if they can continue with their end of the season luck will do good, but the Golden Bears will be very hard pressed to continue to play at that high of a level in such a good conference.
Washington Huskies ( 15-17 Last Year )
Washington will struggle this year as they have lost Isaiah Stewart who contributed 17points and 9 boards per game. Now, the only thing that can help out is if Quade Green is able to make the players better.
Oregon State Beavers ( 18-13 Last Year )
The Beavers lost a couple of star players from the roster last year and that will make it difficult for the Beavers to be competitive this year. Now, the one aspect that the Beavers do have going for them is the return of a 4th year starter in Ethan Thompson.
Washington State Cougars ( 16-16 Last Year )
The scoring duo from Washington State last year is gone with Elleby deciding to stay in the draft. With that breakup the Cougars are going to miss a lot of their scoring power.